Support for Children and Adults with DsabilitiesSupports for Children & Adults with Disabilities

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Camrose Drayton Valley Edmonton Innisfail Lacombe Lloydminster Ponoka Red Deer Vermilion Wainwright Wetaskiwin

Our ministry serves people with disabilities and we believe:

  • Every person is unique and possesses an innate worth
  • Every person has the right to live a life of dignity
  • Every person is capable of emotional growth and the acquisition of self-esteem
  • Every person has the right to self-determination to the greatest extent possible
  • Every person, regardless of the nature or extent of their disability, is capable of continually improving and increasing their skills.
  • Every person has the right to live in their community as a fully participating member of society

Family Supports for Children with Disabilities

We offer support in private homes or community-based settings that recognize the importance of family; be it biological, adopted, foster, or extended. Family attachments are of primary importance for human development. To this end, families (unless clearly contraindicated) are included in every aspect of the child’s care from admission through all stages of life.

  • Residential
    (Edmonton, Red Deer)
  • In Home Support
    (Edmonton, Lloydminster, Red Deer, Wetaskiwin, Wainwright)
  • Host Homes
    (Red Deer, Wetaskiwin, Wainwright)

Family Supports for Adults with Disabilities

Disability supports for adults are offered in community-based settings and must be individualized to meet a range of needs or complexities of our clients. These may include cognitive or developmental disabilities, complex behavioral issues, even pervasive physical or medical disabilities. A holistic, proactive, family-focused approach is adopted by our ministry personnel and we focus on the strengths of the individuals we are supporting to help them achieve their fullest possible potential.
  • Residential
    Edmonton, Red Deer, Wetaskiwin, Camrose, Wainwright
  • Supported Independent Living
    Edmonton, Red Deer, Wetaskiwin, Camrose, Wainwright, Ponoka, Vermillion, Lloydminster
  • Home Care
    Red Deer
  • Support Homes
    Edmonton, Red Deer, Wetaskiwin, Camrose, Wainwright
  • Day Programs
    Red Deer, Wetaskiwin
  • Support, coordination and outreach for persons with an acquired brain injury
    Red Deer and other Central Alberta communities

Residential ministry for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

This ministry provides continual residential support service for adults with developmental or multiple disabilities. The residential ministry provides assistance in the areas of community integration, basic life skills, community living supports, and behaviour intervention to individuals sharing accommodations in a group living arrangement.

Are you eligible for these services?

All referrals for residential homes, home support, supported independent living and host homes must come from Disability Services or Alberta Health Services. Please contact them at 780-427-4354 (Edmonton Disabilities) or 403-340-5000 (Central Region Disabilities) or 403-341-2100 (Alberta Health Services) and they can advise you as to the eligibility requirements and advise you of vacancies. Persons with an acquired brain injury or their family can contact 403-347-8844 (Catholic Social Services).

Where are these services provided?

  • Edmonton
  • Red Deer
  • Wetaskiwin
  • Wainwright
  • Camrose
  • Ponoka
  • Vermillion
  • Lloydminster

Eligibility Criteria

Adults with developmental disabilities (18 years and older) and Children (under the age of 18) with developmental or physical disabilities are funded by Disability Services, a department of the Government of Alberta and meet the eligibility requirements.

Approved Home Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

This program provides long term and respite care to adults with developmental disabilities. Approved and trained families provide this care in their own home.

Are you eligible for these services?

  • You must have a developmental disability and Disability Service Funding (previously known as PDD) for staffing
  • All referrals for residential homes, home support and supported independent living come from Disability Services.

Where is this service provided?

  • Edmonton
  • Camrose
  • Ponoka
  • Red Deer
  • Wetaskiwin
  • Wainwright

How much will it cost me?

Individuals in this program will be responsible for their room and board.

Program Outcomes

  • Individuals are happy in the approved home.
  • Clients live in a safe, nurturing, and loving environment.

Supported Independent Living for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

This ministry provides direct support to individuals living independently or semi-independently in the community.

Am I eligible?

This ministry is open to any adult who has a developmental disability and who is eligible for funding through the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD).

Where is this service provided?

  • Edmonton
  • Camrose
  • Ponoka
  • Red Deer
  • Wetaskiwin

ministry Outcomes

  • Assist individuals in community inclusion.
  • Support independent living.

Will you help us make a difference?

Call the local office to learn more about becoming a Support Home or Host Home Provider. An example of an application is below.

​For more information, contact:

Edmonton
Phone: (780) 391-3330

Red Deer
Phone: (780) 352 - 5535

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